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Thread veins/rosacea

Facial flushing (rosacea), thread veins, spider naevi, port wine stains and red spots can be treated very effectively using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and the LP-YAG  laser. Unsightly leg veins are usually more difficult to treat, but come and see Dr Fitzgerald for a free patch test and she will advise you as to whether she thinks the treatment will produce a good result for you.

This IPL is suitable for most people with the best results on fair skins. It’s a short treatment that’s mildly uncomfortable. Each flash of the lamp is like a very quick hot pin prick. The treated area may stay warm for a few hours, while delicate areas such as cheeks or décolleté can stay red and slightly swollen for up to 48 hours.

Treatment sessions take 15-45 minutes depending on your needs, and three to five treatments every four to six weeks will produce the best results.

Before all  treatments  Dr Fitzgerald will take a medical history, and clearly explain all benefits, risks and side effects associated with the procedure. You will then be asked to sign a consent form. If you are suitable for the treatment, a patch of skin will be tested first and another appointment will be booked. At the follow-up appointment we will assess the results of the patch test and  proceed with the full treatment if appropriate. There is no charge for  the initial consultation and patch test.

Before and after

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rosacea before and after 3 IPL sessionsspider naevus before and after IPLbefore and after 1 IPL treatmentbefore and after 1st and 2nd IPL treatmentsleg threadveins before  (right) and after (left) laser treatmentport wine stain pre and post treatmentpre and post 1 IPL treatment